Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Akron/Family – Sub Verses
Cayucas - Bigfoot  

Hands - Synesthesia 
Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper (Reissue)

Adventure – Weird Work
Andrew Wyatt – Descender
Child Bite – Vision Crimes / Monomania
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light
Coliseum – Sister Faith
Denison Witmer – S/t
Hayden – Us Alone
Joe Volume – Lonesome Water, Lonely Sea
Loren Connors – The Departing Of A Dream
Olaf Arnalds – Sudden Elevation
Suedehead – Lying In Bed/Waiting Room 7”
Ty Segall / Chad & The Meatbodies Split 7”
V/A – The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver
Valleys – Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?
Wolf People – Fain

TONIGHT 4/30: Cayucas In-Store & Record Release Party @ 7pm!

Cayucas (pronounced "ky-yook-us") new album, Bigfoot (Secretly Canadian), drops today and we get to celebrate with them! Not only that, but the band is kicking off their first ever full North American tour tonight as well! Join us in the shop TONIGHT at 7pm as Cayucas plays a special FREE in-store performance and be sure to snag a copy of Bigfoot!

Formerly known as Oregon Bike Trails, Cayucas has adapted a lively indie pop sound that can be recognized in their single, "High School Lover" (Father/Daughter Records). Check out a preview of their new record with the music video for "High School Lover" before you swing by tonight at 7pm!

ADDED BONUS: The ice cream man will be dishing out free ice cream to all the folks that come check out Cayucas tonight! (A free show AND free ice cream?! What reason is there not to come?!)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

TONIGHT (4/27) The Sudden Passion In-Store @ 7pm!

Hey folks! Be sure to stop by OV tonight, because we've got The Sudden Passion in-store performance at 7pm!

With a gritty, country influenced lo-fi sound, this Los Angeles band recently released their second full-length LP, "Southern Fashion," and successfully ran a Kickstarter to raise funds to release this LP on a limited-run colored 12" vinyl. So stop by tonight to catch the full band playing tunes from "Southern Fashion"...and grab a 12" while you're at it!

As always, the in-store is FREE and ALL AGES! 7pm.

In the meantime, check out this sweet video for The Sudden Passion's first single, "Don't Know Me At All" off their latest album.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mossbreaker In-Store @ 7pm!

Yo sucka, we got an in-store for you. It's Mossbreaker...and they're going to kick your butts into this fine weekend tonight at 7pm!

This group of Los Angeles post-hardcore rock dogs just released a new single titled "Separation Anxiety" which is being released as a 7" vinyl. It is a cool blend of post-hardcore and grunge influenced rock, and I'm sure those who appreciate sounds similar to those are going to love the single "Two Way Mirror," which is the b-side of their newest 7." Give it a listen and tell us what you think when we see you tonight at 7!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Phoenix – Bankrupt
Junip - S/T
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Victory – Victory Is Music
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya (Reissue)

Monday, April 22, 2013

TONIGHT 4/22: In-Store Record Release w/ Victory @ 7PM

With Coachella finished and the excitement of Record Store Day still lingering in the air from this past weekend, why not stop by OV tonight at 7PM for a free performance from Los Angeles' very own, Victory to cap off the weekend and start the new week right?  Come out tonight and watch Victory rock our loft with some tunes from his debut LP, Victory is Music, coming out April 23rd (yes, that's tomorrow folks!)!!  This debut LP will be available for a limited on clear blue vinyl via Reserva Records (Victory's own label).

"Victory is the music project of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Robert Fleming who produces new songs that are at once fresh, familiar and focused...Victory crafts a sound that is both a throw-back to psychedelic 60's British rock as well as an homage to today's thriving independent music scene."

Download Victory's latest single from his debut LP, "Woman," here, and check out this video for "Play It," which will also be on his LP.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


There's nothing like waking up the day after Record Store Day, opening up the fridge, digging out those plastic baggies full of leftovers and fixing yrself a nice Cut Copy sandwich...or a Big Star salad...or reheating some of that Nick Drake up in the microwave...yummmmmm!

Check out what's still available below, then come in and fix yrself a treat!


TONIGHT 4/21: Double feature in-store w/ Cheatahs @ 5pm + E.D. Sedgwick @ 6pm!!

Wow, Record Store Day was amazing yesterday, and we ain't stopping there just yet! We're going full steam ahead with TWO early in-stores tonight by two Sean-approved bands: Cheatahs (5pm) and E.D. Sedgwick (6pm)!

First, Cheatahs are going to rule the loft at 5pm. "What’s in this four-piece’s collective heart is sewn boldly onto its sleeves, influences translated into musical codes and motifs that made the indie charts of the early 90s love-buzz to the sounds of an emerging underground." These dudes are at the end of their US tour, so catch em tonight for free!

Then, so really make sure you get your daily fill of rad music, E.D. Sedgwick takes you for a spin. The November 2012 full-length, We Wear White (Dischord) "is an intellectually charged message built on honest, straight-forward lyrics, well timed obscenities and an array of heavy handed instrumentals." So check it out!

Listen to Cheatahs hit single "The Swan" and watch E.D. Sedgwick's video for "Silver Bullets" and come watch these two bands cure our RSD hangover.

Friday, April 19, 2013


HOLY CRAP! We're stressed but this is AWESOME! Without further ado... here is the link to our complete Record Store Day list! Printable with check boxes for your shopping convenience!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Record Store Day: Shop Local/Eat Local in Echo Park

In our opinion Echo Park is the coolest neighborhood in LA. One of the reasons why is that all of the businesses in our neighborhood support each other. So after you are done getting’ all the cool wax you wanted at OV for Record Store Day, stay in Echo Park and visit some of these rad restaurants, bars, and shops and see why we love EP so much!

Discounts and such at these Echo Park businesses with OV RSD receipt

-    American Apparel : 10% off
           2121 W Sunset Blvd
-       BallardArtwork Framing: 30% off all Raven+Lilly Fair Trade Items
          1568 W Sunset
-       EchoPark Independent Co-Op: 15% off
          1712 W Sunset
-       FeedingBirds: 15% off
          1825 Echo Park
-       LucasHair Salon: 15% off all services and products for Sat & Sun
           1541 Echo Park
-       Masaof Echo park: 10% off (excludes alcohol)
          1800 W Sunset
-       MohawkBend: 15% off
         2141 W Sunset
-       RedHill: 10% off all food
          1325 Echo Park
-       Sage/KindKreme: 10% off
          1700 W Sunset Blvd 
-       StoriesBooks and CafĂ©: 20% off all music books an $.25 off all coffee drinks
          1716 W Sunset Blvd
-       SweetAs Vintage Boutique: 10% off
          1814 W Sunset Blvd
-       TavinBoutique: 10% off + Live Piano performance and free snacks
          1543 Echo Park Ave
-       TazaCoffee: 10% off all coffee drinks
           1825 W Sunset Blvd
-       TheEcho: $3 Becks from 11am – 3pm (Becks is the official sponsor of RSD). Cousin Roy will spin your RSD purchases on the decks so you can hear them on the Echo sound sytem!
          1822 W Sunset Blvd 
-       XoiaVietnamese: 10% off (excludes alcohol)
          1801 W Sunset Blvd

Other Specials:
-       ChahinTravel: Cali Banh Mi Food Truck and Free Cookies
           1825 Echo Park Ave
-       EchoPark Time Travel Mart: KXSC DJs spinning records out front all day + Sidewalk Sale
           1714 W Sunset Blvd
-       FlounceVintage: Clara’s Cakes will be selling yummy vegan treats & Vardo Tarot will be reading cards from 11am – 5pm.
          1555 Echo Park Ave 
-       Iam8bitGallery: It’s the shizNICK art show
          2147 W Sunset Blvd
-       VillainyGeneral Store: Free snacks and drinks while you shop
          1519 W Sunset Blvd

Echo Park Art Walk is also on Saturday!
The Echo Park PDA (public displays of art) Art Walk is a one day event that turns the neighborhood into a fun, playful and engaging artistic landscape!  Ready for a sidewalk adventure?  Explore and discover chain link fence galleries, driveway theaters, sidewalk chalk art, performance art, live music, film screenings, food trucks, sidewalk dancing, hands on workshops, sculptures, special store promotions, and other various creative & mind stimulating public displays of ART!
      - check out all the cool happenings for EPAW HERE 

Record Store Day: DJs Galore!

Record Store Day at OV is going to be a day to remember!  We have nonstop events beginning bright and early when the shop opens at 8am with Josh Feingold of DoLA.com and his DJ set, then continues on until 8pm ending with the special acoustic Silversun Pickups performance.  OV wanted to take a moment and recognize two very special guests that will be stopping by this Saturday during RSD for a DJ set...

Dean Spunt, known as the drummer and vocalist of the experimental punk band No Age, will be paying us a visit and spinning his tunes at 11am.  Dean is also the founder of Post Present Medium or PPM, a record label that has released numerous amazing albums from bands like Best Coast, WAVVES, Liars, and Mika Miko.  

Then at 2pm, Avey Tare, founding member of Animal Collective, will be joining us for a DJ set as well.  He released his album, Down There, in 2010 via Paw Tracks.  More recently, Avey Tare has embarked on a journey into a new group with one of our very own at OV, Angel Deradoorian!  Drummer Jeremy Hyman from Ponytail, joins them as well making up a trio calling them selves, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.

The entire DJ set lineup is as follows:

- 08:00 :: Josh Feingold - DoLA.com
- 09:00 :: Chuck P - KCRW
- 10:00 :: Bennett Kogon - KXLU
- 11:00 :: Dean Spunt - No Age / PPM
- 12:00 :: Cater Smith - RolloGrady.com
- 13:00 :: Justin Gage - AquariumDrunkard.com
- 14:00 :: Avey Tare - Animal Collective
- 15:00 :: Valida - KCRW
- 16:00 :: August Brown - Pop & Hiss / LA Times
- 17:00 :: Chris Ziegler - LA Record

Watch No Age's video for their song "Fever Dreaming" - 

Check out Avey Tare's video for "Oliver Twist" - 

To see all of the information about OV's RSD celebration click here - 

Snow Wite Tonight @ 7pm!

Dude, if you do one thing this week, make sure you come out to our in-store tonight with Snow Wite at 7pm. Promise? Okay!

In all seriousness, I just saw them play at The Smell this past weekend and they absolutely killed it. They're super dreamy, poppy, and psychy, but the awesome thing is that they also did a whole album of Christmas covers. More bands need to be as fun as Snow Wite is.

Open your ears and listen to this gem of a track titled "Dirge Hole" and we hope to see you here at 7!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nick Waterhouse's Striped Down Performance for Record Store Day at OV

OV is extremly excited to welcome another special guest this Saturday during Record Store Day, Nick Waterhouse!  The Los Angeles local will be joining us at 7pm for a stripped down set open on a first come first serve basis.

Nick released his first solo LP, "Time's All Gone" last year, and has been on a roll ever since.  His sound may cause you to forget what time period you are currently residing in, but you will love it all the same!  Nick's unique appreciation for vinyl makes his performance at OV for RSD fitting as well as momentous.  He has worked with his label, PRES Records, as both an artist and producer in releasing some very cool 45s, like the debut copy of the self-produced Nick Waterhouse & The Turn-Keys "Some Place" 45. "Special sold out 45- Recorded to magnetic tape, engineered by Mike McHugh, and mastered straight to MONO on the Gold Star studios lathe, it further cements what some are calling the "Santa Ana Delta Sound" -- a raw, rhythmic sound unique to Southern California and its Distillery Studio."  

Watch Nick Waterhouse's video for "Some Place" -

And for more information about OV's RSD celebration click this link - http://www.origamimusic.blogspot.com/2013/04/record-store-day-2013-at-origami-vinyl.html

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Special Acoustic Silversun Pickups Set on Record Store Day

Coachella Smochella, this Saturday is all about Record Store Day at Origami Vinyl!!! Saturday April 20th, Silversun Pickups members Brian and Nikki will be returning to their roots in Echo Park/Silverlake for a special acoustic performance in front of 40 people in our loft.  

There is way more to this performance than meets they eye.  SSPU have been good friends of OV's founder Neil Schield for quite some time now.  They have secretly been planing a memorable RSD performance for a couple of years, and now the time has finally come!  More recently, within the last year, SSPU released their new album, Neck Of The Woods on Dangerbird Records and their bassist Nikki Mooninger received a bouncing bundle of joy in the form of beautiful twin baby girls.  Upon announcing her pregnancy she said, "This is such an exciting and happy time for me - new record, first babies.  I'll law low for a little while, but they won't be able to keep me off the road for too long."  
Well friends, the time has come... Nikki is back for her first performance since having the twins and we are stoked to have both her and Brian here to help us celebrate RSD!! 

Sneak a peak at SSPU's most recent music video, Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings), from their album Neck Of The Woods

And for more information about OV's RSD celebration click this link - http://www.origamimusic.blogspot.com/search/label/Record%20Store%20Day


The Thermals - Desperate Ground

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

Lansing-Dreiden Reissues:

A Sectioned Beam
The Dividing Island

The Incomplete Triangle

As well as these hot new releases:
Bobby Browser - Still Browsing
Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu - I Wonder 7"
Charley Patton - The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
Fuzz - Sleigh Ride 7"
Guided By Voices - Nobile Insect 7"
Harafinso - Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria
Heavy Hawaii - Goosebumps
Iron And Wine - Ghost And Ghost
Pharaohs - Replicant Moods
Punch Brothers - Ahoy
The Mississippi Sheiks - The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Volume 2
The Sleepers - Seventh World 7"
The Urinals - Self-Titled EP
The Urinals - Another EP
The Urinals - Sex / Go Away Girl
Xander Harris - New Dark Age Of Love

Monday, April 15, 2013

OV's Staff Picks for RSD 2013!

Wan't to know what releases we're stoked on for this years Record Store Day? Awesome, because here it is!

Brian Eno/Nicolas Jaar/Grizzly Bear 12"

Built To Spill - Live LP

Orange Juice - Rip It Up

Komeda - The Genius Of...

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

Snapcase - Steps 12"

Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me

Misfits/The Lemonheads - Side By Side: Skulls

Phosphorescent - Aw Come Aw Wry

Big Mama Thorton - Jail

Nobunny - Love Visions 7" Box Set

Tame Impala - Tame Impala EP

Elliott smith - Alternate Versions From Either/Or 7"

Portugal the man - Church Mouth 12"

Pink Floyd - See Emily Play b/w Scarecrow 7"

At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command

Earth Crisis - Firestorm 12"
Touche Amore/Title Fight - Split 7"

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tonight! OV Presents Mudhoney!

We're very excited to be a part of this Sunday's Mudhoney show at the Echo! It is so crazy that such an influential band is playing such a small venue. These guys were a major part of the early grunge scene in Seattle and one of the main bands to help Sub Pop and Seattle become musical landmarks in the 90's. Their EP, "Superfuzz Bigmuff" is one of the dirtiest, sweatiest records I have ever encountered and influenced a lot of what I listened to back then. It's awesome to see their style being incorporated by newcomers like Yuck, Palma Violets, Iceage, and Wu Lyf. If you've never listened to Mudhoney before, do yourself a favor and throw it on now. It's definitely a record you need to hear before you die.

Hope to see ya there!

OV + The Echo Present Mudhoney
with Special Guests The Freeks
Sunday, April 14th 2013
@ The Echo 1822 Sunset Blvd
6pm | All Ages | Tix are $22 at OV (day of sales are $26 so hurry and get them early)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Denver (members of Blitzen Trapper) In-Store Tonight @ 7pm!

"If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya."- Cowboy Proverb

It's this kind of cowboy wisdom you could expect to hear tonight when Denver rides through Origami for an in-store performance tonight at 7pm. Our spurs are jingle jangling!

Well folks, I hope you got that can of Skoal ready and your moonshine poured, because Denver is bringing the country with them to Echo Park. For those who haven't heard of Denver in these parts, it is comprised of a few members from Portland's Blitzen Trapper, and "It's real good, whiskey drinkin, lonesome country music."

Take a listen to "Reno" from their self titled debut album and ride your horse down to Origami at 7pm.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Here's something to make that Friday of yours even better than it probably is. This Tuesday, those who come into the shop and purchase the new Ghost BC record "Infestissumam" will receive a wristband to gain priorty entry to the Ghost BC Art Gallery and "Infestissumam" album signing event. We will allow people to purchase more than one LP to get additional wristbands, and we're sure that these records will go fast so don't sleep on this!
Here is some more information on the event, so read up on it kiddos! We'll see you in the shop on Tuesday!

Tonight! Blak Nite @ 7pm

It's alright if you're not at Coachella because tonight at 7pm we've got Blak Nite coming through OV to play his style of dark and trippy electronic music.

With his previous release, "Shadow Party," Blak Nite went for "something that sounded as if it was found in a ditch or gutter or down a back alley." His newest single "Understnd" is kind of the same, except I think I stumbled into a scrap metal factory instead of a ditch or an alleyway because of how much more industrial it sounds.

Take a listen to "Understnd" below and we'll see you tonight at 7!